About Me

My name is Maria Baptista-Hasemore. I am a fully qualified and accredited practitioner; I have work with clients with a diverse range of backgrounds and issues. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adult individuals and I have assisted clients with issues ranging from domestic abuse to anxiety and depression, self-esteem amongst others.

The vital values that I bring to my work as a therapist are my wish to respect my client's personal inner truth, regard for their understanding of the experiences they are faced with and how the presenting issue portrays itself.

I intend to interact with my clients with a consistent high level of personal truthfulness, integrity and congruence while genuinely accept all aspects of diversity that I encounter in my practice.

My goal is to be able to help my clients in their personal anguish and assist them in their path to evolve and bring self-significance and self-value back into their lives.

Experience and Background

As a qualified therapist I have been working with clients on a one to one basis, in a number of therapeutic settings including Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind and SATEDA for Domestic Abuse.

My professional background is in the hospitality and tourism industry. I have over twenty years' experience of management and senior management. Coaching was a great part of my career and I pro-actively integrate my past professional experience into my work as a therapist. My life journey, knowledge and experiences acquired enable me to draw a closer and distinctive understanding of the challenges my clients may are faced with. 


Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

Facilitator of the Freedom programme (Domestic Abuse)

Accreditation and Membership

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS).

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP). 

Registrant Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS).


Please feel free to contact me!